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Wendell R. Haag

Wendell R. Haag

Research Fisheries Biologist
Center for Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
3761 Georgetown Road
United States

Phone: 502-573-0330 x228
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Current Research

I conduct research on the ecology of aquatic organisms and how this information can be used to develop effective management and conservation strategies for streams. Most of my current research is focused on understanding causes of freshwater mussel declines throughout the U.S. and much of the world. Mussels are important because, as filter feeders, they have a profound influence on aquatic ecosystem function and health, and a large percentage of North American species are in danger of extinction. My research on mussel declines includes a wide variety of field and laboratory approaches conducted with a broad network of partners. I have also conducted extensive research on freshwater fishes and have experience with aquatic insects, crayfishes, snails, reptiles and amphibians, and many other groups.


  • University of Mississippi, Ph.D. Biology 2002
  • The Ohio State University, M.S. Zoology 1991
  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.S. Biology 1988


Research Highlights


Assessment of conservation strategies for North American freshwater mussels.

North America has the most diverse freshwater mussel fauna on Earth, but over half of the 300 native species are in danger of extinction. Extens ...


Last updated on : 05/03/2021